There is currently no way to edit the time lapse video; right now they can only be shared.
I have gotten a couple of requests that they be made editable in future versions of the drawing apps, but I'm not sure what the plans are for evolving this feature.
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Hi QuercusFlorida, here's how to use the time lapse feature:
- Draw something
- Tap share
- Tap Time lapse
- You'll see your video and can play it
- Tap share again
- Save it to your photos
- Then open Apple Photos
- Then tap edit (looks like some little sliders)
- Then you can trim the video by dragging the sliders at either end into the middle
- Tap done to save as a new clip (your old one is kept and a new copy is created with your edits)
- If you want to do more advanced editing, then you can use an app like iMovie or your preferred video editing app
Remember: Adobe Draw is designed to capture drawings not to edit videos. But there are tons of ways to edit videos on your iPad or Mac or whatever.
Pls let me know if that answers your question
Thank you so much for your detailed reply. I will certainly give it a try.
I guess the more advanced editing would include removing frames from within
the video? Which I also wanted to do, as well as trimming time from the
beginning or end. Can you tell me if that's the case? I am an absolute
utter complete novice at this video business! Whether in Draw or in any
On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 11:37 AM Sue Garibaldi <email@example.com>
It was actually Blair who gave you the detailed editing tips (I assumed you wanted a way to do it in the app).
I don't do a whole lot with videos but I have noticed that video editing right in the Photos app has gotten pretty sophisticated so editing in the middle of the video might be possible there.
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How to edit a video in Apple Photos on your iPad
If you want to remove frames from the ‘middle’ of a video, which again is nothing to do with Adobe Draw, you can use iMovie (or your preferred video editing app), or you can do this which is very fiddly.
- Follow the guide above to trim your video from the start to the part you want to remove.
- Tap Done to save a new clip.
- Edit the original video again and trim your video from after the part you want to remove to the end.
- Tap Done again.
- Download Adobe Premier Clip.
- Add your two new videos (the new clips you just saved).
- Export / Share your video.
If you want to do really detailed editing, then I’d suggest one of two things:
Edit your video on your desktop or notebook using iMovie or Adobe Premier Pro (you’d need to Google how to do this, but it’s basically selecting the part you want to delete and deleting it.
Or, just redo your drawing. Unless it took you more than a few minutes to record it, then just practise and draw it again without the mistake.
If that answers your question, then please make this question as answered so other people know. Thanks.
You can also edit frames in Photoshop if you are more comfortable with that. Photoshop now has a timeline where you can edit video or animation.
I'm glad there's a way to reply on here. I was getting so confused in my email I didn't know which and was up, and wanted to thank everyone who offered to help me. So thank you, too, Sue!
Thank you Angie, that's another one for me to bear in mind. Apparently there are several ways to do this, I guess I'm just going to have to jump in and give it a try.
Thanks again, so much, Blair. You've been a really big help and I appreciate it.
Hi Sue, I’d love it if we could see the lines actually being drawn in the Timelapse. Currently it just plays each stroke one after the other but if we could see the strokes growing as they are drawn this would be very useful for doing write on effects.
But that is no longer time lapse. Time lapse means allowing time to lapse or pass between capturing frames and then playing the frames at a normal frame rate. Like when you see clouds or a sun rise or sun set on TV that is ‘sped up’. It’s not actually sped up, there is just a break between when each frame is captured. For example once every second instead of 20-30 times per second.
So you’re actually asking Adobe to build an entirely new feature that records every stroke being drawn at a much higher frame rate. This is usually achieved by making an animation in After Effects or another animation app. It also results in very large video files.
I suspect that the purpose of the time lapse feature is to replace the need for ‘artists’ to record their iPad screens and then manually create a ‘sped up’ video which is actually a normal video played at a high frame rate. Speed painting is another name for this kind of video. They might sketch Thor which takes them 20 mins but they speed up the vid so it’s only a few mins long.
iOS 11 allows you to record your entire screen. This will allow you to see each stroke being drawn. You’d just need to hide the Draw tools and crop the top status bar out of the video and you could get what you’re asking for. Again these vids will be massive though.
I understand all
of this. I know Time lapse is something different, that’s why I’m asking for something else. I use After Effects a lot and it does something similar but it does not have great drawing tools and brushes. But, anyway, the point is that there is not an Adobe app that will record an entire drawing in this way. It would be great if there was. Sketch and Draw would be natural choice for this kid of work. It would be used a lot by people for whiteboard animation.
In the short time that timelapse has been available I've gotten quite a few requests/suggestions about how to evolve it. I don't know what the future plans are for the feature but I'm happy to share your comments with the product team.
Thanks for posting about it.
if you'd like to stay on a mobile device workflow to do your complete video production, you can use PremiereClip on your iOS or Android device. This doesn't require you to move to desktop, and you can easily add music to your final edited video if you'd like.
It would be amazing if Adobe Draw could animate painted strokes the way Painter 3 could (circa the mid 1990s). Painter switched to playing back recorded brush strokes as completed strokes rather than brush strokes appearing over time with version 4. Ever since that feature went away in Painter, I've been doing hand painted brush stroke animations via screen recordings. While that works, it's not a straight forward.
I think Art Rage Pro will export brush strokes over time with it's record while painting feature.
Does Draw have a feature request page? I'm not seeing it (nor any of the mobile apps) listed at Feature Request/Bug Report Form.
Like I told Angie, I'm not sure what the plans are for the evolution of the time lapse feature but... consider your request submitted. I'll personally pass it along to the drawing teams.
Thanks for taking the time to post.
It's a feature people have been wanting for quite some time so I'm not surprised by the response to it.
I don't know what the plans are for the future of time lapse but I'll definitely be sharing everyone's feedback/requests with the drawing teams.